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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies


  • 2 cups plain flour I used Dove's Farm gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil at room temp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp milk I used almond
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp red food colouring gel works best!


  • Preheat the oven to 180c/350f.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy and then beat in each egg and the vanilla.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients.
  • Mix in the milk.
  • Add the icing sugar to a shallow bowl and scoop out a tbsp of dough and place in the bowl. Roll in to a ball and coat with icing sugar. The dough will be quite sticky/soft but once rolled in the icing sugar it should be easy to handle.
  • Place on the baking tray and press down lightly.
  • Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack.